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Bellevue College
  • Position Number: 1373351
  • Location: Bellevue, WA
  • Position Type: Interior Design

Interior Design, Tenure Track Full-Time Faculty R18364

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Bellevue WA, WA

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The Arts & Humanities division is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure track faculty positionin the Interior Design department.The instructor performs duties and functions under the general direction of the Provost of Academic and Student Affairs and is responsible primarily to the Arts & Humanities Division Dean.
The ideal candidate would be a dedicated, experienced, open-minded, and motivated individual, providing leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. They will demonstrate commitment to advancing the interior design body of knowledge, and building relationships with students and/or colleagues from varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities. A record of community service and outreach is also an important consideration in helping to achieve our instructional and program leadership goals. As an instructor in the Interior Design Department, the individual is responsible for teaching lecture and studio courses tostudents from varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities.Courses may include but are not limited to foundation and upper division studios; architectural and building technology; digital media and visual communications, theory, history, and practices.

Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $60,951.40; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $65,354.92 unless exceptional circumstances prevail.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components.Generous benefitspackage is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiplemedical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visitBenefitssection, next toDescriptionsection.

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 45% students of color and over 1,800 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of ourmission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

Bellevue College has one of the largest interior design programs in the state of Washington. The CIDA-accredited program provides students with a broad foundation in fine arts and design, skill-based practice, and critical thinking experiences. The curriculum offers rigorous and varied methods of design investigation, including exposure to a variety of interior project types and relevant design problems. Our program currently enrolls over 400 students, historically graduating an average of 50 to 70 students per year. The program attracts students with diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, with half of our students employed while they are enrolled, and many returning students who are preparing for or reacting to career or life changes. Currently, we have 4 full-time faculty members and many talented adjunct instructors, all with diverse academic backgrounds, practice-based experience, and a dedication to student success.


Conduct equitable teaching and promote learning excellence in the Interior Design department via grounded and online course delivery
Foster a positive and caring learning community where diversity and pluralism are advanced
Review and update assigned courses to ensure currency of information, appropriate pedagogy, and implementation of student learning outcomes
Actively participate in program assessment processes as part of ongoing program and college activities, and especially as part of ongoing CIDA accreditation processes.
Provide verbal and written assessment of student learning outcomes
Participate in program-level curriculum development and revision that is appropriate for a culturally-diverse population
Provide culturally-responsible advising to prospective and currently-enrolled program students on degree completion planning, transfer credit evaluation, and career preparation, including navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations may experience in college (e.g. students with disabilities, students of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia students, Veterans, 2nd language learners, etc.)
Establish weekly office hours (5 hours/week) to assist students with coursework and classroom-related questions
Support the college's Pluralism and Diversity initiative and Student Success initiative by integrating related concepts into class activities and departmental programs
Maintain knowledge and skills in teaching, in the Interior Design discipline, and in cultural versatility
Contribute to college and departmental governance and activities (e.g. project leadership, program chair roles, college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations, etc.)
Participate in community outreach through instructional and program-sponsored efforts, promoting collaborative relationships with guest lecturers and critics, industry partners, civic organizations, high schools, and the regional community at large
Perform other reasonable duties and functions that may be assigned by the Interior Design Department Chair

Master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution in interior design, architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, or industrial design.
Three years of experience teaching in higher education
Three years of professional experience in interior design, architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, or industrial design
Experience using industry-standard digital design media
Philosophy of education appropriate to serve the needs of the diverse population of Bellevue College
Experience in integrating diversity, pluralism, and inclusion into teaching and learning, or equivalent transferable skills to do so
Familiarity with CIDA standards, NCIDQ certification, and their relevance to interior design education and practice.

Experience in teaching a variety of interior design-related subjects in a four-year curriculum, such as design studio, history and theory, industry-standard software and other tools.
Mastery of digital design media, graphic communication skills and presentation techniques
Expertise in interdisciplinary curriculum and teaching
Expertise using 3D digital and traditional fabrication tools and processes
Experience in curriculum development and program management in a multi-cultural college setting
NCIDQ certification
Active affiliation with professional design organizations
Leadership experience in bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in an inclusive and collaborative manner
Expertise in sustainable design practices, to lead integration of LEED, Living Building Challenge, and other green strategies into the curriculum, campus, and community.

Applications received by 02/17/19will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.This position will beginFall Quarter, 2019.
Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty positions are eligible for relocation allowance.
Background Check:
Prior to a new hire, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
How To Apply:
Click on the wordApplyat the top right cornerof the job announcement.
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete:

Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications (max 2 pgs)
Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (max 1 pg)
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College (minimum 1pg, max 2 pgs).Please note that your Teaching Philosophy must be a separate response from your DiversityStatement.
Attach copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment) and relevant certifications
Attach a digital portfolio of professional work, as well as samples of student work from your classes, containing no more than 20 pages (supported file types: doc, docx, pdf, jpeg, jpg). Ensure each image is of sufficient size and resolution for naked-eye viewing.
Attach an example of a course syllabus you created
Attach an example of course assignment you created, along with an assessment tool

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